Orkut Buyukkokten (Google) on Online Social Networks
Online social networks fundamentally change the way we get connected.
The people we cross paths with have the biggest influence in our lives.
Now it's easer to cross paths than ever as we are much closer and so much more connected. The possibilities are endless. In this talk I will discuss the motivation behind the development of orkut.com, touch on the technical aspects of implementing and maintaining a system that has over 30 million users and reflect on the lessons we learned.
Orkut Buyukkokten is a software engineer and product manager at Google.
He received his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford in 2002. He has been building and working on online communities the past six years. His interests include social networks, interface design and mobile applications.